The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is the professional society of physicians (MDs and DOs) in North America who have incorporated acupuncture into their traditional medical practice. The AAMA was founded in 1987 by a group of physicians who were graduates of the "Medical Acupuncture for Physicians" training programs sponsored by University Extension, UCLA School of Medicine.
Membership requirements for the Academy have been established in accordance with the training guidelines established by the WHO recognized World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Socities (WFAS). The Academy represents the highest standards of training and proficiency among physicians practicing in North American. AAMA currently represents more than 1,300 physician acupuncturists in North American and many others from across the globe who participate as international members.
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